Cover Re(reveal): Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire

Cover (Re)Reveal: Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire

We at the Asylum are super excited to show you the brand new cover of Patrick Samphire‘s SPFBO 6 finalist novel, Shadow of a Dead God, which is the first book in the Mennik Thorn series. Patrick felt like a new cover was needed in order to better fit with the rest of the series.

Come and take a look, and maybe grab a copy if you didn’t have it yet!

Meet the Author
Patrick Samphire

Patrick Samphire started writing when he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of getting out of English lessons. It didn’t work, but he kept on writing anyway. He has lived in Zambia, Guyana, Austria and England. He now lives with his wife and two children in Wales, U.K. He has published almost twenty fantasy short stories and novellas, two novels for children, SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB and THE EMPEROR OF MARS, and the Mennik Thorn series for adults, which starts with SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD.

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Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire

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Design: Patrick Samphire

Book Blurb

It was only supposed to be one little job – a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favour to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he’s been framed for a murder he didn’t commit.

So how is a second-rate mage, broke, traumatized, and with a habit of annoying the wrong people, supposed to prove his innocence when everyone believes he’s guilty?

Mennik has no choice if he wants to get out of this: he is going to have to throw himself into the corrupt world of the city’s high mages, a world he fled years ago. Faced by supernatural beasts, the mage-killing Ash Guard, and a ruthless, unknown adversary, it’s going to take every trick Mennik can summon just to keep him and his friend alive.

But a new, dark power is rising in Agatos, and all that stands in its way is one damaged mage…

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